Tea Articles of Interest: Tag: Tea Research

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Here are some tea related articles which we have written or come upon that we hope you enjoy reading.

  • Caffeine – how much is in your daily tea?
    Read the latest guidelines (May 2022) from the Ministry of Health on caffeine in tea and beverages.
    Posted: Wednesday 9 August 2023
  • Study Shows Daily Brew Can Lead To A Longer Life
    Researchers from Edith Cowan University have reported that having a cup of tea each day may help people to have better health late in life.
    Posted: Monday 5 December 2022
  • Can Drinking Tea At Meals Affect Iron Absorption?
    Tea, like fruit and vegetables is a natural source of polyphenols and flavonoids. With growing interest in plant based diets we consider how your cup of tea might interact with the level of iron you can absorb from food you are eating and simple changes you can make to alleviate any concerns.
    Posted: Tuesday 31 August 2021
  • It's All About the Water
    When bad things happen to good teas, it’s generally the water that’s the problem. Yes – the water!

    When brewing tea, many of us don’t give much thought to (1) what type of water to use, (2) how hot it should be, and (3) how long to steep tea before serving it.

    Truth is, these 3 factors have a substantial impact on the taste, aroma, and flavours of tea.

    Your choices here can make the difference between your brewed green tea being a smooth and fresh pleasure of flavours or not. Read more about how water impacts your tea experience in this article written by Peter Keen.
    Posted: Thursday 26 August 2021
  • Peter Keen - Tea Lover and Author
    Peter writes and researches on tea: its rich history, science and medicine, cultures and technology. He has kindly given Stir Tea his permission to share an extensive library of articles with you.
    Posted: Thursday 12 August 2021
  • Does the Colour of your Cup Influence Your Tea Experience?
    In part one of a two part series, we take a look at the influence the colour of the cup we use can have on how we perceive the colour and taste of the tea we drink.
    Posted: Thursday 4 June 2020
  • What Makes Earl Grey Tea Unique?
    Earl Grey tea is a delightful tea with a difference: the inclusion of bergamot. We look at the history behind the creation of Earl Grey tea, with a special focus on the oh so aromatic bergamot.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 April 2020
  • Exploring the Delicacies of White Tea
    We take a look at the delicate flavour and aroma white tea gives us, comparing the differences between itself and green tea. We discuss how white tea got its name and look at some exciting research into the benefits white tea can provide.
    Posted: Monday 28 October 2019
  • Enjoying the Dance of the Tea Leaves (aka The Agony of the Leaf)
    When was the last time you paused and took a moment to enjoy the dance of the tea leaves? That moment when boiling or hot water is poured over the dried leaf to awaken it from its slumber, to stir it from its sleep. It’s something we love here at Stir Tea and today we’re going to explain more about this beautiful process and its benefits.
    Posted: Monday 30 September 2019
  • Drinking Rooibos to Chase Away Colds
    Drinking Rooibos can enhance the body's natural defense system. Try it as part of your cold and flu fighting strategy as scientists have identified evidence that drinking Rooibos helps enhance your body's natural defense system.
    Posted: Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • Must You Brew Tea in a Teapot? If So, Which is the Best Type to Use: Ceramic, Glass, Metal or Porcelain?
    We’re often asked teapot questions - Do you have to brew Stir loose leaf tea in a teapot? What is the best type of teapot to use? Is it a traditional ceramic or stoneware teapot? Or maybe a more modern glass teapot is the answer? We share our teapot thoughts (and other options for brewing) with you so you can decide.
    Posted: Thursday 28 March 2019
  • Creative tea trends good news for NZ dairy
    Fonterra creates a new business section to accommodate the growth in the young Chinese tea drinker market wanting to add yoghurt, cream cheese, cream (or all of the above) to their tea beverage.
    Posted: Saturday 30 June 2018
  • Tea and Iron Absorption
    Does the consumption of tea affect the absorption of iron from your food. Read the answers in this report by a UK Tea research organisation, Tea Advisory Panel.
    Posted: Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Does a hot cup of tea really cool you down on a hot day?
    Pop the kettle on and have a read to find out.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 February 2018
  • White Tea Research
    Read about research findings from Kingston University London August 2009
    Posted: Tuesday 24 October 2017
  • Green Tea - Weight Loss and Cancer Research
    Read what recent studies show on this subject
    Posted: Tuesday 24 October 2017